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Computing

"Let's go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday" - Steve Jobs

The use of computers and computer systems is an integral part of the National Curriculum and knowing how they work is a key life skill. In our world today, there exists a wealth of software, tools and technologies that can be used to communicate, collaborate, express ideas and create digital content.

 

At Booth Wood, we recognise that pupils are entitled to a broad and balanced computing education with a structured, progressive, approach to the learning of how computer systems work, the use of IT and the skills necessary to become digitally literate and participate fully in the modern world. Children at Booth Wood are very fortunate to have access to the latest technology and class teachers aim to use technology to enhance the learning across all lessons. 

Aims

The school’s aims are to:

  • Provide a broad, balanced, challenging and enjoyable curriculum for all pupils.

  • Develop pupil’s computational thinking skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

  • Meet the requirements of the national curriculum programmes of study for computing at Key Stage 1 and 2.

  • To respond to new developments in technology.

  • To equip pupils with the confidence and skills to use digital tools and technologies throughout their lives.

  • To enhance and enrich learning in other areas of the curriculum using IT and computing.

  • To develop the understanding of how to use computers and digital tools safely an responsibly.

Rationale

The school believes that IT, computer science and digital literacy are essential life skills that are necessary to fully participate in the modern digital world. These skills allow children to become creators of digital content rather than simply consumers of it and provides access to a rich and varied source of information and content. As well as this, it allows our pupils to communicate and present information in new ways; thereby further developing our pupils understanding. Furthermore, technology and computer science can motivate and enthuse pupils as it offers opportunities for communication and collaboration through group working both inside and outside of school and has the flexibility to meet the individual needs and abilities of each pupil.

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